Crews unite to restore power to Rockhampton
Published: 4 Dec 2015 3:41pm
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Crews from Bundaberg to Mackay have joined forces in Rockhampton today to help with the restoration of power to customers impacted by yesterday’s wild storm.
Crews from Gladstone and Mackay worked together at the intersection of Elphinstone Street and Thozet Road, where there was a broken neutral wire.
They isolated and repaired the wire and then set up a test section to prove the installation was correct before they energised the system again to restore power to customers in that area..
The photo was taken while they were setting up the test area at the end of Elphinstone Street.
The Gladstone crews left the city about 7pm and stayed overnight in Rockhampton so they could hit the ground early this morning.
The work groups from Mackay left at 4am in a convoy to Rockhampton.
Bundaberg and Biloela crews also are working alongside the Rockhampton and Yeppoon crews and contractors, creating combined field workforce of about 100.
The Mackay crews comprise Shane Johnson, Daniel Chilcott, Paul Catlin, Jacob Hottes, Cameron Single, Dane Wales and John Ross.
The Gladstone crew include Craig Burchill, Dennis Saunders, Geoff Tomkins, Steve Harrington, Lenny Baker and Drew Pearson.
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